Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Casey Anthony, at an earlier court appearance.
Case Anthony made her first court appearance today, arraigned on first degree murder charges. In the hearing Judge John Jordan informed Casey and her attorney, Jose Baez that there is no bond available. It was a short hearing. Casey Anthony appears on myfoxorlando.com about 45 seconds.
There was another individual standing up at the hearing with Casey, but I've not read any news reports that have identified him. In Florida, Jose Baez does not meet the qualifications to handle a potential death penalty case, so it remains to be seen who will step up as lead counsel for the eventual trial. I don't predict this case will go to trial in 90 days. I think we will eventually see requests for more time to prepare for trial by the defense.
Meanwhile, George Anthony spoke to WFTV about his love for his daughter and grandchild, and how he still believe's in his daughter's innocence and that Caylee will be back with them as a family. Cindy Anthony appeared on the Today show. I predict we will continue to see Casey's parents pitch for her to the media in the months ahead.
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